The condition led to a business deal.
NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. is known to have kosmemophobia — an irrational fear of jewelry.
But when he married Amy Reimann on New Year’s Eve 2016, he had to find a way around the phobia in order to wear a wedding ring. NESN reports that Earnhardt recently discussed his fear on his “Dale Jr. Download” podcast.
Earnhardt can’t stand being around metal jewelry. He’s said in the past that he finds it “creepy.”
He has a wooden ring, but he doesn’t always wear it because it could easily break. For everyday wear he sticks with something more durable. NESN reports that he and his wife “he and his wife Amy have a deal with a company that makes silicone rings.”
Earnhardt says, “I wear Qalo rings, which are like a rubber composite sort of material, and they’re very comfortable.”
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